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ANNOUNCED MASSES

Date Time Intentions
September 16 9:00AM ALICE KAHNERT Requested by Carol & Hugh MacKenzie
September 18 9:00AM EUGENEO HERRARA Requested by the Hwang Family for his healing
September 19 9:00AM JUDITH MATYASFALVI Requested by the Family
September 20 4:30PM TAMEL TUPAZ Requested by the Hazi Family

SUNDAY COLLECTION: September 6-7, 2008

Total: $11,417.00

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SHARELIFE 2008

The Archdiocese of Toronto wishes to thank you for your support. The 2008 ShareLife Parish Campaign raised $11,763,375 for 33 Catholic agencies and 10 grant recipients. Your contribution made a difference to more than 200,000 people who turned to Sharelife agencies for assistance this year.

ALTAR SERVERS

The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 4 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server, please leave your name and phone number with the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. The orientation and training for new members will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 2:30 PM to 4:15 PM.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

The Children’s liturgy of the word, for children 4-10 years old, will begin on Sunday, September 21 at the 10:30 AM Mass. We are in need of volunteers to help us interpret the readings through discussion and activities. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Tim Lychy at 416-953-0555 or email him at tim@dibrinasure.com.

THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS NEEDED

Attention: Those who are Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith

This is an invitation to come to our first meeting on Monday, September 15th, 2008 at 7:30 in the Library. Come with your questions, your curiosity, and your point of view. They will be the basis of our discussion.

To Our Parishioners: Because our Parish Community is considered the official teacher and guide for possible new members, it is important that some of you help by being present and by sharing your faith in ways that are comfortable to you. Adult Catholics who wish to celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist and /or Confirmation are also welcome. For more information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866 after Monday, September 8th, 2008.

TUESDAY NIGHTS AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE LEARNING TIMES

In past years, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings have been devoted to religious topics decided on by those who wish to participate. We have studied and discussed parts of the Bible, Church history, viewed videos, listened to tapes and read short but substantial books about Christ and the Church.

On Tuesday evening, September 30th at 7:30 PM, our topic will be “What is Liberation Theology?”.

On Wednesday morning, October 8th at 10:30 AM, we will finish studying St. Paul’s Letters.

Both groups will decide what topics they wish to study through the fall. If you are interested, please come with your questions, your “puzzlements”, your concerns and interests about the faith (and sometimes doubts) we share. For further information, please call Mary Landry at 416-221-8866, Ext. 224.

ST. GABRIEL’S CHOIRS

“Those who sing pray twice!”

We would like to invite new membership to our Senior and Junior Choirs. The Senior Choir practices Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 and sings at the 10:30 Mass. The Junior Choir practices Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 and sings at the 12:30 Mass. We invite all to consider joining this important ministry of music.

For more information, please call Marilyn Calderone at 416-618-2041.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE

A Marriage Preparation Course will take place at St. Gabriel’s Church on the weekend of October 24th to 26th. If you are interested, please contact the Parish Office at 416-221-8866. Register early as space is limited.

JUST COFFEE

Fair Trade organic coffees will be on sale after all the Masses next weekend.

Regular ground coffee: $5
Decaffeinated: $6
Whole beans: $5
Chocolate Bars: $4 incl. taxes
Hot Chocolate and Cocoa: $4.50
Teas: $3.25 to $3.50 by variety

BLESSED TRINITY CWL

Blessed Trinity CWL is having the first General Meeting for the fall on Tuesday, September 16 in the parish hall. There will be a Mass at 1:00 PM followed by a brief meeting and a special guest speaker. All the ladies of St. Gabriel’s are cordially invited to come and socialize with old friends and meet new people.

BLESSED TRINITY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Blessed Trinity Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Italian Dinner Dance followed by a Silent Auction and Raffle on Saturday, September 20th at Blessed Trinity Church. To order tickets, please contact Rocco at 416-225-7673. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

PILGRIMAGE CELEBRATING ST. PAUL’S 2,000th ANNIVERSARY

From September 21 to October 4 and October 15 to October 18, 2008, we will retrace St. Paul’s journeys in Greece, the Greek Isles and Turkey. Paul’s journeys and life are recorded in his letters and in the Acts of the Apostles.

For further information, please visit the Catholic Biblical Association website at www.cbac.org, email Sr. Jocelyn Monette at jocmon@sympatico.ca or call 416 – 406 – 4398

DONATIONS FOR THE POOR TO ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides an annual receipt for tax purposes for all known donors. This is usually achieved by the donors giving cheques from which all relevant information can be obtained. However, some donors have been putting significant amounts in the Poor Box for which no receipt can be given since their identity is not known. St. Vincent de Paul envelopes are now available on the tables by the doors of the Church for use by those giving cash, if they would like a receipt. Either their name and address or envelope number must be filled in on the envelope so that the amounts can be recorded.

THE CHRISTOPHER LEADERSHIP COURSE

Speak with confidence, control nervousness, communicate effectively and recognize your potential. The Christopher Leadership Course of Canada offers you the ability to develop and enhance your speaking and leadership skills. These enhanced skills benefit your home, place of worship, place of employment and the community. Learn all this while having fun during an 11 week course beginning the week of September 22, 2008 at four different locations in the GTA. For more information call 1-800-418-8925

THE SUNDAY MASS ON TV

The televised Sunday Mass on CTV for shut-ins is moving to a new time. As of September 21, 2008, the televised Sunday Mass will begin at 8:30 AM.

PROVIDENCE HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Providence healthcare welcomes you to come out and visit us. See and hear first-hand about our excellent programs and services with a personalized tour. To arrange your tour, please contact Gloria Vidovich at 416-285-3669 or gvidovic@providence.on.ca. We are located at 3276 St. Clair Avenue East (corner of Warden & St. Clair Ave.). Our website is www.providence.on.ca

FAITH CONNECTIONS

Faith Connections: Scripture Sound Bytes

Are you between the ages of 18-39 years? Interested in enhancing you spiritual life? The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and The Mississauga Parishes invite you to discover with other young adults how the Sunday Readings relate to your life. Join us for an evening of prayer, reflection and social time! Come & bring friends.

Tuesday Evenings from 7:30-9:30pm,
St. Christopher’s Parish 1171 Clarkson Rd. North, Mississauga.

More Info?
www.faithconnections.ca or call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-222-1101.